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Edward de Vere (1550-1604)
The Crisis and Consequences of Wardship
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'... this book is a superb work of scholarship, replete with knowledge and informed insights, and thus essential reading for the serious study of an important socio/legal of the Tudor period.' Essex Journal 'There is much of interest here, and the book adds to our understanding of a particular Elizabethan aristocratic life and of Elizabethan aristocratic life in general.' Renaissance Quarterly 'The book is well written and well worth reading...' Sixteenth Century Journal
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Dr Daphne Pearson is associated with the University of Sheffield, UK.
Contents: Preface; Introduction; A golden lad?; The process of wardship; The consequences of conspicuous consumption; Estate administration and alienations; Catholic or Protestant?; Feudal baron?; Or renaissance courtier?; Relationships; Robin Hood's pennyworth; Conclusions; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.